The Arkansas Community Foundation (ACF) has established a new fund designed to impact nonprofit organizations assisting vulnerable populations during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

ACF officials have already identified several priorities for the fund, called the COVID-19 Relief Fund. These priorities include helping healthcare nonprofits that need additional safety equipment for their employees/volunteers; nonprofits providing emergency childcare; food pantries and meal delivery organizations focused on children, the elderly and other vulnerable populations; school systems working to remotely service students; and human service agencies providing assistance with basic needs

 

“This is why we exist—to help communities. This fund is an efficient way to get quick relief funds to local nonprofits serving the people most affected by the pandemic. During these uncertain times, it’s more important than ever that we come together to respond to the needs of our state.” said Heather Larkin, President and CEO of Arkansas Community Foundation.

 

According to a news release, the ACF leadership will be monitoring the coronavirus situation to be determine how to allocate any resources and funding.

 

Donations can be made online at www.arcf.org/covid19, by mailing a check to Arkansas Community Foundation, 5 Allied Drive, Suite 51110, Little Rock, AR 72202 or by contacting the Community Foundation directly at 888-220-2723.

 

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